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Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Kurtulus

San Diego Womens Health

9850 Genesee Ave Ste 770 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Ankara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi in 1989 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology.

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(858) 554-9100

Dr. Kurtulus accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Kurtulus' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus performs Hysteroscopy more than 78% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus performs this procedure more than 78% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
Uterine Prolapse

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus treats Uterine Prolapse more than 47% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus treats this condition more than 47% of his peers

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kurtulus treats Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus treats this condition more than 39% of his peers

Dr. Kurtulus' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colporrhaphy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometriosis
  • Family Planning Services
  • Female Infertility
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Surgical Procedure
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hydrothermal Endometrial Ablation
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterosalpingography
  • Hysteroscopic Resection of Fibroids and Polyps
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Hysteroscopy Sterilization
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Infertility Treatment
  • In-Office Endometrial Ablation
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laser Laparoscopy
  • Lupron Injection
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Oophorectomy
  • Operative Hysteroscopy
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Pelvic Fistula Repair
  • Pelvic Surgery
  • Perimenopause
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care and Counseling
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Routine Gynecological Care
  • Sonography
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Treatment of Fibroid Tumors
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence Surgery
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyp
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Uterine Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Vaginal Fistula
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginismus
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginoplasty
  • Vulvodynia

About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide the best possible care with the most succesful outcomes delivered with a personal touch..


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications


Stanford Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Saint Johns Hospital
Residency Hospital
University Of Illinois Hospital
Internship Hospital
Ankara Universitesi, Tip Fakultesi
Medical School


  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • English


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Resident Research Award, 2003-2007
  • AAGL Achievement in Laparoscopic Surgery Award, 2007
  • Patients Choice Award, 2008

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What People Say About Dr. Mel Kurtulus, MD
Dr. Mel is a compassionate doctor who is dedicated to his patients. In addition to OBGYN he is also a robotic surgeon. Important to note he accepts out of network patients. The office and staff are warm and inviting He comes highly recommended.
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What an amazing doctor! My experience with San Diego Womens Health has been nothing short of fantastic. The staff are helpful and friendly, the office is beautiful, and Dr. Mel is such a gentle, compassionate, and understanding person.
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